What did they do now?
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See this perfect sugar glazed cruller?
She’s lived longer and had more screen time almost than any other female character on the show. Because they keep killing off every character who isn’t white and male until (Sheriff Mills aside) SHE WAS THE LAST ONE LEFT.
Note the past tense.
Because they killed her, once again just to give the Winchesters more angst.
And I’m done.
I’m just done.
It wasn’t even a death that was the culmination of a character arc or the final moment of character progression. She didn’t go on a journey of self discovery until she realised what she had to do. She sacrificed herself for them because they’re the heroes and because the plot needed something for them to get mad about.
Even if Felicia chose to leave the show (I have no idea if that’s why this happened or not but I know she’s a busy person), there were other ways to write the character out, and even if they really wanted to kill her instead of writing her out a different way, there are better ways to write a death. A death can be the natural conclusion of a character’s own story. (See Buffy episode The Gift or Angel episode Parting Gifts), rather than something that exists for the other characters. This wasn’t that. This existed entirely for other characters. This was not the natural conclusion of some great Charlie arc. She spent the first half of the episode catfighting with a female villain and the last half deciding the men were more important than her and I’m just pissed.
At this point the writers have shown enough awareness of their fanbase and their following that they know the criticisms that have faced for TEN YEARS of TV. They know better and they pulled this shit anyway. After all their “We can’t actually make Dean and Cas gay because we’ll lose viewers” they don’t mind the viewers they lose by killing off their dozenth female lead. And I was only sticking with this show for handful of cast members who I liked, and white men crying on each other’s shoulder while also shouting “No Homo” is not going to keep my interest now that they’ve killed the last character that was worth any salt (since, much as I love Misha Collins, Cas’s writing has always been inconsistent).
I said when they killed Kevin Tran that I was barely hanging on by a thread. I almost rage quit then. I mostly kept watching, honestly, out of a hope they’d bring Kevin back. And I said then if they killed Charlie I was done.
And they killed Charlie.
And they did it badly.
And I’m done.